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Femen's leader, Hanna Hutsol, barred from Russia

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Nov. 17, 2012 16:00
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Hanna Hutsol, leader of the controversial Femen protest group, was not allowed to enter Russia on Saturday.
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  St. Petersburg, November 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The Russian Federal Security Service's (FSB) Border Service barred Hanna Hutsol, the leader of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen, from entering Russia when she arrived at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo airport from Paris, a law enforcement source told Interfax-Ukraine on Saturday.

"Ms. Hanna Hutsol is on the list of people barred from entering Russia. Therefore, upon her arrival in Pulkovo, the activist was escorted to Pulkovo-2, an exterritorial zone, where she can stay," the source said.

Hutsol should be deported back to Paris on the earliest flight available, he said.

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